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oysters roasting on a campfire Preparing fresh Alaska seafood: grilling oysters (11/23/2020) - Grilling is an easy way to enjoy fresh or frozen oysters at home. Oysters can be grilled whole in the shell, or shucked and grilled in the half-shell on a barbecue or campfire. For easy oyster prep, place whole oysters on the grill. Heat from the flame steams the oysters, and the shell will open…
Alaska Sea Grant Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project Shellfish and seaweed recipe series: Bull kelp salsa (10/16/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant’s Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project is launching a recipe series to celebrate National Seafood Month and highlight tasty dishes you can make at home from mariculture crops available in Alaska. In this first installment, learn how to make zesty seaweed and tomato salsa using fresh Alaskan bull kelp. Bull kelp is…
Two boys with tray of farm-raised oysters ‘Meet Your Alaska Farmer’ video series debuts (10/6/2020) - As part of the Alaska Shellfish and Seaweed Growers Project, we’re highlighting various mariculture crops from around the state with a “Meet Your Alaskan Farmer” video series. In this first installment, you’ll meet one of Alaska’s 60 mariculture farmers, Meta Mesdag from Juneau, Alaska, who recently started Salty Lady Seafood Company.
photo of Anne Doyle and Lexa Meyer New administrator and workforce development coordinator join Alaska Sea Grant (9/29/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant welcomes Anne Doyle as our new program administrator, who oversees development, management, analysis, reporting and administration, and is based in Fairbanks. Doyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Ashford University. She has worked at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2012, most…
Three girls examine the base of a big tree Adapting summer science camp during the pandemic (9/28/2020) - The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…
Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner's Handbook cover New publication helps Alaska homeowners prepare for emergencies (8/27/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant released a new homeowners guide to help Alaskans prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather conditions around the state. The free book, Alaska Emergency and Disaster Homeowner’s Handbook, is available immediately for electronic download or can be ordered in print from the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore. Alaskans—whether in large or small communities…
photo of Ginny Eckert Ginny Eckert named director of Alaska Sea Grant (7/31/2020) - Dr. Ginny Eckert was appointed director of the Alaska Sea Grant Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks earlier this month. The announcement came from UAF Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Anupma Prakash, whose office now oversees the program. Based in Juneau, Eckert served in the roles of acting and interim director since summer 2019,…
Alaska Sea Grant: join our team Alaska Sea Grant recruiting for program administrator and communication lead (7/30/2020) - Alaska Sea Grant, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is accepting applications for two full-time professional positions essential to the success of our work serving Alaskans through the conservation and sustainable use of Alaska’s coastal, watershed and marine resources. The Program Administrator will oversee development, management, analysis, reporting and administration of the Alaska Sea…
closeup of a hand holding a live oyster Alaska Sea Grant debuts farm-to-table mariculture directory for Alaska (7/28/2020) - Alaskans who love fresh Alaska seafood will be happy to hear that Alaska Sea Grant has begun development of an online directory of farms and retailers that sell Alaska-grown shellfish and seaweed, locally or through mail order.
Fishing boats of the coast of Dillingham Helping a Western Alaska fishing community cope with an influx during the pandemic (7/27/2020) - By Davin Holen Each summer, around 13,000 workers from outside Alaska travel to the Bristol Bay region to participate in the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery. How the fishery, community, and region prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is the topic of a new project.  The sparsely populated western coast of Alaska is…

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